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Jun 9, 2013 4:13 PM by Steven Albritton

Lake Charles Man Murdered Early Sunday Morning

The Lake Charles Police Department is investigating a homicide, after being called to an apartment complex just after midnight. Police say, they responded to 710 Iris Street in reference to a subject bleeding. When officers arrived, they say they found 18-year-old Edward Wilkes deceased.

Upon further investigation, police say they obtained an arrest warrant for 18-year-old Cody Ray Lucero. In a multi agency effort, Lucero was located in Kinder, LA and was taken into custody without incident.

Lucero is being charged with 2nd degree homicide and his bond is currently set $1,000,000. Police say he will be booked into the Allen Parish Sheriff's Office Jail and then will be transported back to Lake Charles.

Police haven't said how Wilkes died or what led to the incident. Both Wilkes and Lucero are tenants in the apartment complex.



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